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    Hi all,

    My car has the required arch liners with squares in them for brake air ducts, half a duct is there just the front isn't connected to anything.

    I have an M5 bumper/mesh, so to add ducts all i would require is the ducts themselves correct ?

    If fitting them will i need M5 ducts or 523 ducts ?
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    Can anyone assist the OP with this issue?
     
     

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    You need M ones to fit an M bumper
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=51&fg=15 the ones for the 523 bumper are a different shape so won't fit an M bumper
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    I suspected that.

    Next brain scratcher, are the M5 ducts the same shape at the other end as the 523 ducts etc ? Is it just the front that differs for the different bumpers etc ?
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    You can see for yourself
    part no 21 for normal bumper
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...53&hg=51&fg=15


    and part number 18 for an M bumper
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=51&fg=15
     
     

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    Thanks mate.
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    Ducts purchased, should be delivered tomorrow.

    Front end off the car again
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